Joel Butler may be related to my Benjamin Butler, Rev War Soldier from VA/SC/TN. Benjamin was born in VA, 7 Jan 1765, some claim Culpeper Co, Va. He died after 1860 in Henderson Co TN. Wife not known.
Has Rev. War Pension File: Removed from Culpepper Co, VA about 2 years after Rev. War to Laurens District, SC for 1 year; then to Abbeville Dist, SC where he resided many years.
He went to Davidson Co, TN, then to Williamson Co, TN, then to Carroll Co, TN, then to Henderson Co, TN. Benjamin had relatives in Weakley/Henry Co, TN also. Those are the ones I am checking now.
I am tracking the John Butler family to see if there are new leads to be found, that can help all of us. Many of us are missing each other by one link; possible connections: Joel, Clark, Fielding, your Wm G, Rev Benjamin Butler from MS, John & William from Prince Wm Co, VA, Henry from Sumner Co TN.
The county lines were changing so much in the 1700's, many are locked into looking in one area for this family. I think this is part of the problem, I did the same thing for years. I tossed out the were they should be and started looking at neighbors/allied families that may have moved with our Butler clan.
Sumner & Davidson Co TN was where most of the government land grants went to soldiers from NC/SC/ & parts of VA. so am looking in those counties as well.
John Butler married to Arrilla Frances Ticen/Tyson 24 Oct 1863, at Como, TN. John born 13 Mar 1838 in Illinois, and died 19 Feb 1884, Weakley Co, TN. His family is buried at the Butler Cemetery in Weakley Co, TN.
Listed On: 1880 Census for Henry Co, TN (District 10, Henry, Tennessee) All listed as born in Tn, John was born in ILL according to family Bible records.
John Butler, Arilla b. ca 1844, Henry C. born ca 1864, Ellen E b. ca1868, Annie b. ca1870, Paniry b. ca 1874, Thomas b. ca1878. Also listed: Amy Tyson, Mother-In-Law, widowed. Age 83, born TN both parents born TN.
Butler Cemetery, Weakley Co, TN
John Butler, 1838-1884
Arrilla Ticen Butler 1844-1892 (Wife Of John Butler)
Henry C. Butler 1864-1886
Benjamin had several sons/daughters, names not proven yet.
This Benjamin is thought to be the son of John Butler b. ca1733 Prince Wm Co, Va later resided in Culpeper Co, Va.
One of Benjamin's sons, Edmund, was born 9 Nov 1807 in SC, he married Permelia Easley/Ensley in Williamson Co, TN 6 Jan 1830; he died 22 Oct 1853, in Madison Co, IL.
I am using a couple old family letters to chase down clues. I'll post the 2nd letter in another post.
Benjamin Butler wrote a note to his son Edmund in Illinois, dated May 12, 1836. No envelope was kept showing where it was sent from. We do know from this note Benjamin was alive in May 1836.
I am well in health, but not able to walk yet. I want to send you your age, you Edmond Buttler was born 9 day of Nov in the yeare of 1807. We all send our best compliments to you, Benjamin Buttler
Butler Cemetery Weakley Co, TN VIA: Lee
Butler, S. Augusta, 1869 - 1930
Butler, W. Harrison, 1865 - 1954
Butler, G.W., June 2, 1830 - March 25, 1893
Butler, Matilda, Oct 14, 1859 - Oct 18, 1894, Wife of G. W. Butler (George Washington Butler)
Butler, R.F. (Bob), 1867 - 1920
Butler, Mary Edna, 1865 - 1910
Butler, John Thomas, 1877 - November 2, 1964
Butler, Hattie Bell, 1878 - May 19, 1976
Butler, Vera Mai, May 10, 1897 - June 3, 1898, daughter of J.T. and Hattie Butler
Butler, John, 1838 - 1884
Butler, Arilla, 1844 - 1892
Butler, Henry C, 1864 - 1886
Tumbling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Butler, Alta Laster, Dec 25, 1881 - July 25, 1932
Butler, Martha J, 1834 - 1921
Butler, Clark S. Rev, April 4, 1825 - October 5, 1872, Ordained April, 1853
Weakley Co TN Marriages VIA: Lee Cate
Butler, Clark S. married Martha I. Atkins 21 Dec 1868
Butler, John Arrela F. Ticen 24 Oct 1863
Butler, Phillip H. Rachel P. Moore 24 Feb 1864
Butler, W.W. Sarah Moore 8 July 1866
Harkey, W.A. E.A. Butler 24 July 1871
Beard, J.A. Mattie C. Butler 14 Feb 1878
Butler, James E. Bruce, Lou A. 07 Oct 1880
Owen J. H. Sallie Butler 24 Nov 1880
Hawks, J.R. Sarah Jane Butler 02 Aug 1884
Butler, A.S. Moon, Nancy 24 Oct 1860
Butler, G.W. Lawrence, Matilda 1 Jan 1856
Butler, James Finler, Susan 22 Dec 1860 (No Return)
Butler, Richard F. Arnal, Elizabeth 27 Apr 1854 (No Return
Buttler, R.F. Arnold, Elizabeth 27 Apr 1854 (No Return)
Arnold, William Butler, Mary 16 Nov 1843
Powers, James Butler, Sarena 28 Oct 1845
There are 15-20 researchers working on the Benjamin Butler family line. I just started in on this side of the family again after a 20 year break & wanted to add these records in case someone needed them.